Online Access to Digitized Materials
Use the options below to browse a selection of our historical and scholarly documents online. The Digital Library is constantly growing, as we digitize additional items from our collections.
- Access digital images and full transcriptions of selected manuscripts from the Foundation's collection. The Digital Library only includes a small portion of the our vast manuscript collection, but new materials are always being added.
- Research Reports include historical, archaeological, architectural, and other reports documenting the study of Williamsburg's history. Foundation staff created the first reports over 80 years ago, and continue to write new ones to this day.
- Access digital issues or browse the index of surviving Virginia Gazettes published in Williamsburg in the 18th century. The newspapers were printed on a weekly basis until 1780, when operations moved to the new capital of Richmond.
- The Digital Library includes transcripts of a large selection of 17th- and 18th-century inventories from across York County, which in the colonial period encompassed the northern half of the city of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and the surrounding areas.